Since the enforcement date has already come and gone it is important to understand what the Hands-Free Georgia Act entails and what changes it has brought with it. Below is a summary of what the law says and what changes it has made to existing traffic laws.
House Bill 673, known as The Hands-Free Georgia Act, was passed by the Georgia General Assembly, and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 2, 2018. The Hands-Free Law went into effect July 1, 2018.
If, after July 1st, you get pulled over for having a phone in your hands or are found texting and driving, then you will officially be charged with a misdemeanor.
The Hands-Free Georgia Act is intended to keep pedestrians safe, keep insurance premiums from going up, and most importantly, help prevent car accidents in Georgia. In short, this law has changed a lot and it will be interesting to see how the enforcement of this continues to unfold. If you, or anyone you know has been involved in an auto accident and you think the other person might have been breaking this law; give our Gwinnett County car accident attorneys a call! At BMW Law Group it is our passion to make this difficult time in your life bearable, communicate with you about what is going on and what to expect at every turn during the process, and making sure that you get everything that you deserve.
We’ll help guide you down the roadway to recovery!